Mission Builds Community (Team Building With Healthy Identity)

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Leading the Crowd

Mission builds community. If you try to build community with no mission you will end up playing at life and going through the …
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What if Discipleship Was Fun?

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Adventure

Have you ever thought about how much fun it must have been to be one of Jesus’ disciples? We tend to focus on the tough stuff (rebuke, …
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Rethinking the Preaching and Teaching Ministry of Jesus

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Jesus

Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola Jesus: A Theography (Thomas Nelson, 424 pages, hardcover) is the new release by Leonard Sweet and Frank …
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Missional Moves: 15 Tectonic Shifts to Embrace

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Missional Moves

How does a local church move toward being the church Jesus has called us to be? In the latest addition to Exponential’s Signature …
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Bicyclists Need New Church Plants Too

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The Bikeable Church

The Bikeable Church: A Bicyclist's Guide to Church Planting is an off-the-cuff look and exploration into the bicycling world in Portland. …
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15 Ways Pastors Can Hit the “Refresh” Button

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Refreshing

Every pastor who still wants to be in the ministry five years from now needs to take a day or two off each quarter to hit the “refresh” …
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Watching the Church Be The Church

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Dinner

With all the difficulties of last week, Theresa and I got to watch something pretty cool happen. Every night last week, somewhere around …
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Free Ebook: Christ for President, by Randy Frazee

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Christ-For-President-Cover-Small

What if Jesus’ name were on the election ballot for U.S. President? That would sure shake things up a bit, wouldn’t it? Well, the truth is, …
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Four Pillars of a Strong Lay Ministry

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Cake for Volunteers

I was talking with some people after a weekend service once, and I mentioned that we really needed someone to create a multimedia video for …
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3 Ideas to Improve Mental Focus and Get More Done

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Improve Focus

It’s easier than ever to connect in today’s world. At the same time, all of these social media channels can quickly become a distraction. …
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